The 10 best RHS gifts for Mother’s Day
Treat the garden lover in your life to an unforgettable gift this Mother’s Day with the RHS
This Mother’s Day, celebrate your loved ones and give an RHS gift that helps them to grow and grow, with something to inspire every level of gardening interest. From the year-long pleasure of an RHS membership, to trusted tools and gifts, they’ve got everything gardeners could need to help them get their garden or growing spaces into shape.
Over the past year, many of us have found joy in seeing our gardens bloom and whether it’s large or small, a bountiful allotment, or a buzzing window box, we’ve come to realise what a valuable source of space and relaxation it is. There’s never been a better time to take advantage of our natural surroundings, and the RHS is dedicated to helping us get the maximum benefit from the spaces we have at our fingertips.
Do you know a keen gardener, or simply want to share a love of gardening? Why not give an RHS gift to someone this Mother’s Day that lets their passion for gardening and the great outdoors grow.
An RHS Membership
£67. Click here to buy
An Individual RHS membership includes unlimited pre-booked entry to RHS Gardens for the member and a family guest or two children, monthly editions of The Garden magazine, personalised expert gardening advice, and exclusive access to RHS Flower Shows. They can also enjoy free entry to over 200 partner gardens throughout the year.
An RHS Gift Membership will arrive in a beautiful pack including; vouchers for a free RHS tote bag, £5 to spend at RHS Gardens, and two packets of seeds (UK only). RHS membership does need to be activated and your giftee can do this whenever suits them best. Buy online now for £67.
Plus, for every RHS Gift Membership purchased until 31st March you’ll also receive a free £15 voucher to spend in RHS Garden Centres.
RHS British Bloom Trowel and Fork Set
£23. Click here to buy
Deliver two matching gardening essentials this Mother’s Day via RHS’s own British Bloom collection. This gorgeous pairing features a design of dahlias and peonies carefully selected from the RHS Lindley Library, including early nineteenth century botanical illustrations and watercolours dating back to the 1630s.
The trowel and fork have specially painted FSC hardwood handles and both come with RHS’s lifetime guarantee so you can be sure of giving a gift that lasts.
Planting for Butterflies
£12. Click here to buy
Give their garden a new purpose and focus with a book that encourages enthusiastic gardeners to think differently about their planting. Stuck in a rut? In need of inspiration? Or simply tried everything at least once? We’re certain this brilliant guide to perfect pollinators will inspire and enthuse any keen gardeners to try something new.
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Not only will the planting ideas inside deliver colour and vibrancy to any spot in your garden but also provide the perfect environment for butterflies to enjoy. They’ll love it and so will their new garden visitors.
Fight back against pesticides, climate change and habitat loss and help bring butterflies back to their garden this Mother’s Day.
Womens RHS Gold Leaf Soft Touch Gloves
£23. Click here to buy
We’ve featured these Gold Leaf gloves in Gardeners Illustrated magazine before and they remain a favourite. We’ve all spent (and wasted) money on gloves that barely last a season, so why not treat them to a pair that are going to deliver the goods spring, summer, autumn and winter?
These gold hued women’s gloves are made from high-quality grain leather which is not only highly durable but soft to the touch meaning that their fingers remain as agile as they need to be during fiddly dextrous planting. And the soft, supple deerskin leather stretches to fit as required meaning that they’re comfortable and breathable enough to wear all day long with a Velcro adjustable fastening guaranteeing a closer fit than other gloves.
RHS British Meadow Fruit Snip
£10. Click here to buy
We’ve all got clunky secateurs that we press into service for any old job but there are times when a more delicate approach and a more precise cut are needed. Don’t make them make do… Finally get them a pair of razor-sharp fruit snips that will last and last.
They’ve got comfort fit handles. The fine blades and scissor cutting action makes this snip ideal for cutting flowers and for floristry. And the British Meadow design comes from the RHS Lindley Library of historic botanical art with a classic navy-blue grip designed to complement the rest of the RHS British Meadow collection. See our pick of watering cans below…
RHS British Meadow Indoor Watering Can
£18. Click here to buy
Like the fruit snips above, this delightful painted watering can features RHS British Meadow themes and is the perfect accompaniment to the collection. For once they’ll have a watering can that they can leave pride of place with the plants rather than tucked away in the shed!
It’s dainty enough not to impose but still delivers a litre of water via its elegant slender spout to exactly where their plants most need it. And it’s just part of the matching RHS British Meadow collection featuring matching pruners, kneelers and more.
RHS Passiflora Plant Labels
£8. Click here to buy
Make even a yet-to-bloom planting tray look enticing and promising with these chunky plant labels designed to brighten up gardening chores and ensure that every plant is correctly identified and given the love it needs.
The delightful packaging is part of the RHS Passiflora Collection with bold warm trim and there’s even a matching pencil included with which to write on the striking orange tips. They’re hardwearing enough to use time and time again, season in and season out.
Kneelo Knee Pads in Moss
£15. Click here to buy
If you know a gardener who spends more of their time at ground level tending borders than standing in a warm greenhouse planting seeds then the RHS has got the ideal gift for them.
The Kneelo Pads are designed to be worn all day long and pack a shock absorbing layer of EVA foam inside to keep nature’s natural grist at bay.
The subtle green hue avoids attention and their waterproof neoprene and nylon coating makes them flexible and easy to wear while offering quick dry, wipe clean durability.
And the adjustable "Hook & Loop" straps mean that one size fits all – no matter if they’re in shorts, overalls or – heaven forbid – waterproofs with zero ‘digging in’ at the back when kneeling or unwanted pressure at the front when standing.
Round Pot Tamper
£7. Click here to buy
It’s the little things that mean a lot and after years of smooshing down soil with their bare hands or getting elbow-deep in compost without realising it, why not let them plant in style with their very own dedicated pot tamper?
Create perfect propagation quickly and easily time and time again with a tamper that’s just the right size and designed to deliver just the right amount of pressure to the soil. Prepare a wall of pots and be ready to enjoy the fruits of their labours in next to no time.
It’s made from certified beech wood, measures 8cm in diameter and even comes with a full set of instructions and helpful planting tips.
RHS Oriental Orchid & Cedar Ceramic Reed Diffuser
£35. Click here to buy
And even when they’re not gardening why not bring a sense of the garden into their home? The RHS surround their essential gardening goods with likeminded themes and products for all parts of the house.
Their ceramic reed diffusers come in a range of four scents and not only create a fabulous aroma indoors, but bring an elegance to wherever they might place them. Our pick, the Oriental Orchid and Cedar scent, has a burst of pink pepper with pear and orange sharpened with familiar orchid aromas. This lies on a bed of vanilla and cedarwood to deliver lasting, warm essence all through the day.
The diffuser is made from bone china with gold trim and the reeds are all natural with the pairing being delivered in a gift box that sets the relaxing scene even before it’s opened.
For even more ideas and gifts
Visit the dedicated RHS shop at www.shop.rhs.org.uk.
Daniel Griffiths is a veteran journalist who has worked on some of the biggest home and entertainment brands in the world. He is a serial house-renovator and home improvement expert, taking on everything from interior design and DIY to landscape gardening and garden design.
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